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1854 TREATY AUTHORITY
Apr
21

H.O.M.E.S. at Home

Join Michigan SeaGrant for a series of fun-filled, family-friendly videos jam-packed full of Great Lakes fun facts, activities, and daily challenges! Each video provides a high-energy experience that engages people of all ages in learning about the Great Lakes. Those who complete 5 of the challenges will be emailed a Great Lakes Jr. Scientist certificate to print and proudly display.

https://www.michiganseagrant.org/educati…/h-o-m-e-s-at-home/

 

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Apr
20

FREE Invasive Species Webinars, through April 2020

NAISMA (North American Invasive Species Management Association) is the organization behind National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the PlayCleanGo program. They hold regular educational webinars that are free when given live, and host a library of past webinars that are usually available to members only. As a way to support the invasive species management community and the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic, they've unlocked all of their webinars through the month of April! Check them out: https://www.naisma.org/about/why-naisma/

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Apr
16

2020 Spring Turkey Season

Yesterday marked Spring Turkey opener in the 1854 Ceded Territory! 1854 ID card holders can take one bearded bird by shotgun or archery from April 15-May 31st. Read the regulations.

Interested in learning "Turkey Talk"?? These birds make a variety of sounds and calling is an essential part of turkey hunting. Check out the National Wild Turkey Federation's webpage to listen to the calls! Watch this YouTube video from "the pros" that will walk you through how to call, where to call, and when!

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Apr
15

Wolf Ridge announces "Adventures in Learning" - NEW online curriculum

As learning moves online for schools and families, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is excited to provide standards-based lessons for learners of all ages. Students will explore Wolf Ridge and their own backyards - experiencing nature through many different lenses including - science, history, culture, art, and literature.

Every lesson includes:
*An interactive Story Map or alternately, teacher-guided written story and activity handouts
*A 5-10 minute adventure with Wolf Ridge Naturalists, available as a video or written story
*Two lessons for students and/or families to DO an activity
*An OUTDOOR component that you can do in your own backyard, on a walk through your neighborhood or at a safe distance from others in your local park
*MN State Learning Standards support- they are listed in each teacher/parent lesson plan

Jump into the first lesson HERE!

See the "Adventures in Learning" HUB!

Watch Wolf Ridge's program launch VIDEO!

 

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Apr
14

Nature-Based Activities to do while Practicing Social Distancing

You’re trying to do the right thing and maintain an appropriate social distance for the benefit of all during a time of concern about infectious disease. But are you also feeling stressed, worried about cooped-up kids, and wanting to maintain your health through exercise? UMN-Extension provides  some ideas...

https://extension.umn.edu/natural-resources/nature-based-activities

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Apr
01

2020 NAFWS Youth Practicum seeks Interns and Councilors

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is still planning for the future! They are currently seeking interns and councils for the 2020 Youth Practicum, to be held July 19th - July 25th, 2020, in Estes Park, Colorado.

Find the Intern application here.

Find the Councilor application here.

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Mar
20

Visitor Restriction Notice

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Mar
20

Update: Current State Lands/Facilities Access

If you’re planning on heading out to any state parks or forests kn the 1854 Ceded Territory, you may want to be aware of what’s open/available and what’s not …. Here’s info from the MDNR.

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Mar
19

Vacancy: St. Louis River Wild Rice and Habitat Coordinator

The Wisconsin DNR is hiring a St. Louis River Wild Rice and Habitat Coordinator.

This is 4-year project position on the "Lake Superior Team" within the Office of Great Waters. It is an awesome opportunity to work with many project partners to restore wild rice in the St. Louis River estuary and identify priority habitat projects that may utilize clean harbor dredge material.

Applications Due April 1st! Find more information and apply.

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Mar
10

Newsletter, Ziigwan 2020

1854 Treaty Authority's Ziigwan (spring) newsletter is AVAILABLE HERE!            

It features a deer feeding ban in Pine (and adjacent) Counties, includes the approved 2020-2021 treaty fishing seasons, and announces the 2020 Band member Survey. Learn to identify invasive Japanese Knotweed, and check out youth opportunities available this summer.

Interested in giving wild turkey hunting a try? Spring season opens April 15th.

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Mar
06

Youth Opportunity: Maadaadizid

Maadaadazid

Leader: Ryan Bajan (Ma’iingan)

June 2-9th, 2020
$500 per youth (Scholarships are available)

A one-week adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for young men ages 13-18. The experience will be a strenuous* canoe trek in the incredible wilderness area once inhabited by the Anishinaabeg and the prominent fur trade. Youth will develop and master outdoor camping, cooking, and survival skills deep in the wilderness area. The program involves a one-day off-road training, leadership skill development, canoe skill instruction, Anishinaabeg teachings, open-fire cooking, and an incredible week in the wilderness. Youth will be given a short packing list, all crew items and food will be provided.

*Youth must present an annual health physical in good standing upon arrival.

There are only 7 spots this session. Interest form can be found LINKED HERE.

 

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Feb
27

Tribal Wildlife and Habitat Accomplishments

BIA (Midwest Region) announces the 2019 Tribal Wildlife & Habitat Accomplishments Brochure! It features fiscal year 2018 tribal and inter-tribal (1854 included!) accomplishments under the programs of: Circle of Flight, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Noxious Weeds Management, and the Tribal Youth Initiative.

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Feb
25

2020 NAFWS Summer Youth Practicum

The National Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) announces the 2020 Summer Youth Practicum!

The Youth Practicum is designed to provide incoming 10th – 12th grade Native American students an opportunity to gain hands-on and in-lecture experience in the interdisciplinary components of natural resource management and Indigenous knowledge. One goal of the NAFWS's mission is to educate tribal youth in the importance of professional natural resource management, the interconnectedness with culture, and encourage the pursuit of college majors and careers in environmental science and natural resource fields. 

~ preservation, protection, conservation, enhancement of natural resources ~ wildlife ~ recreation~   fisheries ~ rivers ~ traditional ecological knowledge ~ range management ~ forestry ~ watershed ~ tribal lands ~ sacred areas ~

 

Date: July 20th, 2020 – July 25th, 2020 

Cost: FREE! (travel, food and lodging expenses included)

Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado 

Application Deadline: Hard Copy applications must be postmarked by April 10th, 2020. E-mailed and electronic applications must be received by April 10th, 2020 at 11:59PM MST. ONLY COMPLETED applications will be considered. (Application can be found here)

 

Contact: Ashley Carlisle, NAFWS Education Coordinator, 10465 Melody Dr, Ste. 307, Northglenn, CO, 80234-4126, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (303)466-1725 Ext. 4

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Feb
24

MobilizeGreen hiring Crew and Leaders for SNF

MobilizeGreen is hiring staff for Summer 2020! 10-week paid positions for young adults age 21+ with leadership/mentoring experience. Lead diverse youth in conservation projects with the US National Forest Service at Residential sites (…Superior National Forest!!!) Training and Travel included.  For details and to apply go to: https://www.mobilizegreen.org/youth-conservation-programs

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Feb
20

Grand Portage National Monument Interpretation Program Manager Vacancy

The Grand Portage National Monument is advertising to fill the Interpretation Program Manager position. There are 3 tracks for applying: See the options on USAjobs. Deadline is February 26th, 2020.

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Feb
06

Superior National Forest seeks Youth Conservation Corps Crew

The MobilizeGreen-Forest Service YCC program is a three week residential program where members live and work together as a team on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota. YCC Members work on conservation-related projects together during the day and participate in environmental education, personal development opportunities, and outdoor recreation activities during the evenings and weekends. The YCC experience is unique and can create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Program recruitment is targeted to attract youth from diverse backgrounds, including socio-economically disadvantaged youth from urban and rural communities across the country.

The Program Manager position is a great 6-month opportunity for an emerging leader to work both in the office and field setting while YCC Crew Leader positions offer 6 young adults a chance to lead and mentor a group of diverse high school students from around the country as they complete conservation projects with the Forest Service.  

Interested High School Students can learn more and apply here. 

Program Details: https://www.mobilizegreen.org/youth-conservation-programs

Applications due March 1st!

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Jan
30

Internship Opportunity at Haskell

The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute announces their summer internship program! The HERS program is aimed at preparing American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian undergraduate students for graduate study by assisting them to create a research project related to climate and environmental change in Indigenous communities. Native students eligible to enroll in tribal colleges are encouraged to apply.

 

HERS intern applications are now open. All application materials are due March 6, 2020. Students can apply to the HERS summer internship program on the apply page of our website: http://hersinstitute.org/apply.html

See the HERS 2020 Internship Brochure.

About HERS

The HERS summer internship program is a paid eight-week internship funded by the National Science Foundation and provides students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in post-secondary education and graduate school. The HERS program is held primarily on the Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas campuses from June 1 to July 24, 2020.

 

Why HERS

HERS interns are supported financially and academically during the program, including:

  • $4,000 stipend
  • Housing accommodations & meals
  • Paid travel
  • Use of a laptop computer and software
  • Support for graduate school entrance exams
  • Academic support from Haskell and KU professors, graduate student mentors & libraries

 

The HERS Experience

During the HERS program, interns receive instruction and exposure to: GIS training, graduate-level writing curriculum, introductory environmental assessment, introduction to Indigenous methodologies, professional development training, and preparation for applying to graduate school. Interns research a self-selected topic related to climate and environmental change and its effects on Indigenous communities. Interns create a research poster and paper, which they present professionally. Included in the 2020 itinerary is a trip to Oneida Nations in Green Bay, WI. Here, interns will conduct field research related to food sovereignty and water quality.

 

Post-Internship Opportunities

Post-internship opportunities are offered to qualifying interns. Opportunities include funding for professional presentations at national conferences such as, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and/or the Society for Advancing Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

 

Attached are the HERS program brochure and flier. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Katrina McClure, our Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at www.HERSinstitute.org.

 

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Jan
27

NAFWS Biologist Vacancies

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is hiring two biologists. The closing date for applications is March 2, 2020.

Biologists are responsible for providing technical service to the NAFWS members and member Tribes with an emphasis on invasive species and wildlife disease. Technical assistance and training are important to the NAFWS’ mission to assist Native American and Alaska Native tribes with conservation, protection, and enhancement of their fish and wildlife resources.

See the posting announcement and job description.

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Jan
22

Vacancies: Grand Portage National Monument

The Grand Portage National Monument is recruiting for Grand Portage Conservation Crew members, and an Environmental Education Technician.

There are no academic or experiential minimum qualifications (except an 18-35 age goal for Conservation Crew). They are seeking to recruit people that can work outside on a diversity of projects in all kinds of weather while maintaining a positive attitude. Applicants should be able to communicate well with various project mentors, community members, the public and coworkers. A basic understanding of the environment and Ojibwe lifeways is preferred. MN Chippewa hiring preference.

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Jan
09

NAFWS Seeks CLEO Technical Assistance

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is seeking the services of a qualified Conservation Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) consultant to revise the current Shoot Manual, develop a CLEO program including, curriculum and training opportunities specific to CLEOs serving Native American and Alaska Native Tribes. The RFP (request for proposals) can be found on their website. 

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